My One Word 2018: Voice

  My #oneword2018 is voice. When I was a junior in high school, I entered a school-wide oratorical contest.  Students who entered the contest had 3 minutes to speak on a topic of their choice. I chose to talk passionately about influential people of color.  At the age of 17, I remember being frustrated by the obvious biases within my school, and I was determined to find a way to speak on it.  I presented my speech in front of my peers, teachers, administrators and even community members.  I will never…

Embracing an Adventure: A Reflection from a First-Time Administrator

When I decided I wanted to become an assistant principal, I knew it would be a challenging position.  I had no idea what I was in for!  It has been the most amazing experience. I am grateful for this opportunity and wanted to share five things that I have learned on my journey so far. 1. Don’t treat others the way YOU want to be treated.  Treat others the way THEY want to be treated. I have received many words of wisdom from my principal, family, friends and colleagues.  My…